The latest from WAPPA
I trust that you took the chance to rest over the past few weeks and are now ready for the home stretch of what has been a very unusual year for us all. With COVID-19 still impacting on the operations of schools, spare a thought for our Victorian colleagues who have just had their students return to classrooms after a very long lockdown. With increased hygiene practices and increased cleaning occurring in our schools, let’s hope that we can continue to stay healthy and enjoy the freedoms we do have here in Western Australia.
As we head towards the end of another busy term, most schools are in the process of holding their athletics carnivals, whilst also juggling the restrictions still in place around COVID-19.Your ability to make things work, in the best interests of the students in your school and traverse, what has been a difficult year, is to be applauded. I trust that you have plans in place to enjoy the break and relax.
I have a close friend who only listens to reply and doesn’t listen to understand. We all know conversations take place between a speaker and a listener who (hopefully ????) take turns to both listen and to speak. We also know that being fully present in a conversation, as a listener, is paramount. In reading to learn more about the skills of listening, I came across the concept of non-defensive listening.